Thirty-eight percent of consumers prefer aluminum cans when tailgating versus 26 percent who prefer plastic bottles. Thirty-six percent of consumers prefer cans at barbecues or picnics, compared with 30 percent who prefer plastic bottles.
Pabst subsidiary to brew historic beers at CBA’s Washington brewery
January 12, 2016
Portland, Ore.-based Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (CBA) and Pabst Brewing Co. (PBC), Los Angeles, announced that the two companies have entered into a brewing agreement that supports strategic growth objectives for both companies. PBC’s subsidiary Rainier Brewing Co. will begin brewing Rainier Pale Mountain Ale among other Rainier brands at CBA’s brewery in Woodinville, Wash. this spring, the companies say. As part of the agreement, PBC has been granted an option to purchase the Woodinville facility at any time during the next three years, they add.
Miami-based Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc. and Glazer's Inc., Dallas, announced the signing of a definitive agreement that will create Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits LLC. The new company will distribute more than 150 million cases of wine and spirits annually, cover nearly 90 percent of the legal drinking-age population in the United States, employ more than 20,000 team members and have operations in 41 states plus the District of Columbia, the Caribbean and Canada, the companies say. Headquartered in Miami, the new company also will maintain ongoing operations, systems, executives and team members in Dallas, it adds.
Dark Currant Cider mixes black currants and apples
December 22, 2015
Corvallis, Ore.-based 2 Towns Ciderhouse announced the release of its latest limited-release cider — The Dark Currant. The winter cider combines apples and local black currants. The black currants are noted for complex tannins, high acidity and earthy flavor profile, much like a traditional cider apple, the company says. The result is a 6 percent alcohol-by-volume cider rich in tannins with notes of cherry, rose and light wood, it adds.
Partnership to improve curbside recycling in the US
December 1, 2015
The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, Va., a national nonprofit committed to improving curbside residential recycling, announced that White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA is the first alcohol company member, effective immediately, to join its program. As a leading sponsor, the brewer will provide industry expertise to help improve consumer education, elevate the quality of curbside recycling and drive increased recovery of recyclable glass in communities nationwide, the companies say.